Roaring P1 model kit

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Lifeburn

Active Member
Just got this today. This will be my first model kit so I will no doubt have some questions. It's a vinyl kit so its pretty easy to work with. This kit is around 10" tall.

All the pieces laid out...
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All the pieces trimmed...
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Ran out of superglue so the upper torso is just sitting on the bottom...
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Need to get some model putty so I can fill in the seams before I start painting...
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troggs

New Member
Hi Matt, have you filled the legs with anything? vinyl figures can sag over time, I generally fill the legs with plaster of paris or newspaper, and thread stiff wire through both arms, nice looking kit, good luck with it.
 

Lifeburn

Active Member
Thanks for the advice troggs. What do you mean by the legs sagging? And the plaster of paris stuff, can I get that at Wal-mart or would I have to go to a hobby store?
 

troggs

New Member
Hi Matt, the legs hopefully won't sag much, the plaster of paris helps to give the model some weight and stability, i don't know if wal mart would stock it, I'm in the UK, so I just get it from hobby shops, the main problem with sagging could be the arms especially if the model gets subjected to heat, like bright sunlight or lamps in a display case, thay could soften slightly and start to droop over time.
 

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troggs

New Member
Mo problem, don't make the same mistake I did with my first vinyl kit, I tried using enamel paints - you should only use acrylics on vinyl.
 

Lifeburn

Active Member
Yeah the waisgt is a little bigger than the torso. That's why I haven't worked on this anymore because I can't get a good enough connection for the super glue to hold the pieces together. I have some epoxy so I'm gonna try to use that.

And I got this kit off ebay, came from thailand so don't know who made it.
 

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Lifeburn

Active Member
I didn't recast it so I have no problem posting pics here. I will continue to post pics as I work on it.
 

Lifeburn

Active Member
Look, recast or not, I don't really care. I got it cheap and that's all that matters to me. I don't want this thread to turn into a "**** all recasters" thread, which it is quickly turning into.

Its established now that it is a recast, is that gonna make me throw it away and wash my hands to rid myself of the "sin" I committed? Nope, I'm going to keep working on it. So please stop with the "recasters and buyers suck" posts.
 

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ptgreek

Active Member
Look. He said he realizes it's a recast.. He didn't know it when he bought it. So lay off the name calling, ok! It happens.. No one likes it, but that's the risk when you put them out there. I'm sure my P1 will get cast.., really I don't care or else I wouldn't have sold them. If I accidently bought a recaster item, I'm not gonna play hot patatoe and throw it out of my hands when someone yells recast. I'm gonna paint the bastard up. So on with the build.. It paid for already .. Leave lifeburn alone
 

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